The Director Common of the Nationwide Meals Drug Administration and Management, NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has cautioned Nigerians towards drug abuse and different dangerous practices comparable to utilizing toxic chemical for meals preservation in addition to shopping for drugs from avenue hawkers apart from licensed Pharmacists.
She said this in Sokoto through the flag off of the company’s sensitization and consciousness campaigns towards drug abuse and different dangerous practices a at selling and defending the well being and well-being of Nigerian.
The Director Common was represented by the Director in command of North West of the company, Dauda Gimna who name on Nigerians to steer clear of actions that will put their lives at risk.
The FG mentioned the Sensitization is a part of NAFDAC effort to accentuate and develop the scope of it’s casual and formal behaviour change communication methods to be able to attain the weak communities particularly on the grassroots.
She mentioned dissemination of Meals and Drug security info is a vital facet of the company’s regulatory work.
She suggested that it’s harmful for individuals to proceed to purchase medicines from hawkers as a substitute of patronising licensed pharmacies and drugs shops.
Based on the DG, the abuse of codeine and self medicine among the many youth is alarming and it’s answerable for many of the societal challenges comparable to insecurity and different violence witnessed on the society.
She additionally frown on the actions of merchants who specialised I’m smuggling vegetable oil utilizing tankers meant to convey kerosene and different petroleum merchandise.
Different regulatory and safety companies had been current on the flag off in addition to conventional and spiritual leaders who expressed willingness to carry-on with the message of NAFDAC to their followers.